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Books Beyond Beginners
For Boys Ages 7-9

Fiction

Adler, David. Cam Jansen series. Join fifth-grader Cam Jansen as she solves mysteries using a special skill, her photographic memory. Fic J/Younger; PB/J

Brown, Jeff. Flat Stanley. This humorous story opens with Arthur Lambchop alerting his parents to the fact that his older brother Stanley had been flattened by a bulletin board! Fic J/Younger & PB/J

Cameron, Ann. The Stories Julian Tells. A collection of five funny stories about Julian, his younger brother Huey and their parents. Fic J/Younger & PB/J

Christopher, Matt. Text by Stephanie Peters. You Lucky Dog! Lou meets a wonderful dog that seems to be able to play and follow the rules of soccer better than the 'Cats do, but his true owner is sure to want him back. Fic J/Younger & PB/J

Etra, Jonathan. Aliens for Breakfast. Finding an intergalactic special agent in his cereal box, Richard joins the extraterrestrial in a fight to save Earth from the Dranes, one of whom is masquerading as a student in Richard's class.

Marshall, James. Rats on the Roof and Other Stories. Simple chapter book with seven stories about talking animals and their funny problems. Fic J/Younger & PB/J

Peterson, John. The Littles. Stories about the tiny Little family who live in the walls of the Biggs' house. PB/J

Sachar, Louis. Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? Could nine-year-old Marvin Redpost be a prince? The King of Shampoon is looking for his kidnapped son and Marvin thinks he might be him. Fic J/Younger & PB/J

Scieszka, Jon. Knights of the Kitchen Table. This lively book has it all--adventure, magic, humor and crazy illustrations. Part of the Time Warp Trio series. Fic J/Younger & PB/J

Non-Fiction

Provensen, Alice. The Glorious Flight. Story of Louis Bleriot, the first person to fly across the English Channel. A Caldecott Medal Award Winner. J 629.13 Pro

Sis, Peter. Starry Messenger. Biography of Galileo which describes his work and the challenges he faced. J B GALILEI, Ga.

Waters, Kate. Samuel Eaton's Day. Visit the living history museum at Plimouth Plantation with this photo essay on a day in the life of a pilgrim boy. J 974.4 Wat.

Martin, James. Chameleons: dragons in the trees. Color photographs illustrate the chameleon's habits and habitats. J 597.95 Mar

Sabuda, Robert, reteller. Arthur and the Sword. A retelling of how Arthur became King of England. The artwork looks like stained-glass windows. J 398.220942 Sab

Singer, Marilyn. Turtle in July. Each month features a poem about a different animal. J 811 Sin

Prepared by Beth A. Kerrigan,
Coordinator of Children’s Services

Last updated: February 28, 2013
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